April 4, 1943 – September 16, 2019
Nancy J. (Peterson) Persun passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore Maryland on September 16, 2019. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing.
Nancy was born in Lewis County, West Virginia on April 23, 1943, to James and Beulah Peterson.
Nancy moved to Washington D.C. after graduating from high school and began working for the U.S. government in the Department of Health and Human Services. She took pride in her career had the chance to meet many celebrities during her 50 years on the job.
Nancy loved the Chesapeake Bay, the beaches of North Carolina, and spending time on the Eastern Shore. She was happiest spending time outdoors and grew beautiful plants and flowers. She also filled her yard with bird feeders and houses because she enjoyed bird watching. She was a wonderful hostess who made holidays extra special with her gourmet cooking. She enjoyed good wine, and delicately paired cheeses and appetizers.
Nancy will be forever missed by her family and friends. Her family asks that you honor her memory by making a donation to Save The Bay Foundation in lieu of sending flowers. This will help keep her memory forever with us through the preservation of the beautiful bay that she loved.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 12:00-3:00. This will be held at her home located at 9108 Trumps Hill Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Nancy with memorial contributions to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403, or at www.cbf.org/tribute .
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Celebration of Life
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9108 Trumps Hill Rd
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October 10, 2019
I will forever be thankful for the care you provided me during one of the most difficult times in my life. I will cherish that time with you always. I regret not seeing you again before you left this world. Your memory will be a comfort to all of your loved ones as they deal with this loss.
September 20, 2019
My dear friend and co-worker and movie buddy. (30 years) May you rest in peace as I think about our many fun times we had going to dinner, casino, and movies. No more knee pain for you! Why can't God give us an app so we can text in heaven!!! Miss you my friend!! RIP